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Pittsfield Man Killed in Monday's Motorcycle-SUV Crash

A motorcyclist is in serious condition after colliding with a sport utility vehicle on Monday morning on East Street.

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Herbalist, Educator Open Shop on Cole Avenue in Williamstown

Adkins, an experiential learner and educator, called Williamstown home from 2007-16 and returned to town with Guanzon, an herbalist and practitioner of energetic healing modalities, to open Wild Soul River.

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Pittsfield Police Arrest Suspect in Monday Night Shooting

Police responded to two shootings in the city overnight Monday and arrested one suspect who seen shooting from the hood of a car.

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North Adams $42M Draft 2022 Budget Includes New Positions

The City Council on Tuesday reviewed a $42 million spending plan for fiscal 2022 that represents a 3.5 percent increase over this year.

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Baker Hill Road District Defends Its Function, Post-Mall

Three years after the closure of the mall that necessitated its creation, representatives of the Baker Hill Road District say the little-known quasi-public authority is still a needed entity that provides considerable revenue to the town.

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Pittsfield Health Officials to Contact Verizon About South Street Cell Tower

The Board of Health has agreed to begin a dialogue with Verizon Wireless about health concerns related to a controversial cell tower at 877 South St.

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Williamstown Town Meeting: Yes, You Cannabis

After passing two amendments to address concerns raised by critics, town meeting Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bylaw amendment that establishes new rules for cannabis cultivation in the town.

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Drury Special Ed Teacher Named North Adams Teacher of the Year

The award is given in honor of Kelley, a teacher who retired as principal of Johnson and Sarah T. Haskins schools. It is presented each year to the educator who exemplifies the ideal teacher through their dedication, skills and understanding of children.

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Williamstown Changes Annual Town Meeting to Wednesday

While the cannabis cultivation bylaw figures to be the most talked about issue before Wednesday's annual town meeting, it is just one of 34 warrant articles on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting.

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Taconic Class of 2021 Challenged to Make World a Better Place

The 195 Taconic High School seniors graduated from the school's football field on Sunday surrounded by a large crowd of friends and family. The audience — who filled up the field with lawn chairs from home — was not shy when it came to cheering for their loved ones' achievements.

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Daylong Baseball Game in Pittsfield Set to Support Jimmy Fund

From Major Leaguers in Boston to Little Leaguers in the Berkshires, the Jimmy Fund has long been associated with baseball.

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No COVID-19 Cases Reported in Adams

Town Administrator Jay Green told the Selectmen on Wednesday that currently there are no open COVID-19 cases in town. Green said public buildings are now open but residents are still encouraged to wear masks for the time being.

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Hoosac Valley Reports Higher Attendance, Curriculum Changes

Hoosac Valley Elementary's Principal Peter Bachli described the past school year succinctly for the School Committee on Monday.

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District Attorney’s Office Renews Call For Information About Homicide

Bressette was last seen at the former Price Chopper on Route 2 in North Adams on May 5, 2014. He was reported missing on May 7, 2014 and on May 8, 2014, New York Police discovered his body on a rooftop in Bronx, N.Y. He died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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PHS Class of 2021 Has Musical Commencement, Acknowledges All Career Paths

A majority of the student speakers acknowledged post-high school paths that don't involve going to college. They emphasized that those who choose to pursue a trade, enroll in the military, or even take a year off should be celebrated equally.

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Social Workers Seek Interview Subjects for Williamstown Needs Assessment

A group of social workers commissioned by the town has begun a long-term community assessment research project, and it is encouraging all residents to share their feelings in confidential one-on-one interviews.

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Savoy Students Conclude School Year After 170 Days In Person

The end of the school year is always something to celebrate, especially for the 44 Savoy pupils who spent 170 days in person in the classroom during the first global pandemic in a century.

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Clarksburg Trying to Decide Location for Pickleball Court

Town officials agree that a pickleball court would be a great addition to the town's recreational activities. But they don't agree on where it should go.

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Cultivators Berkshire Kind to Begin Site Work at William Stanley Business Park in the Fall

In the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority's first meeting since fall 2020, interim Director Michael Coakley reported that the cultivators' goal is to start site work and foundation work this fall.

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McCann Postsecondary Program Graduates 17

The post-secondary graduates at McCann Technical School took the next step toward their chosen career paths during Wednesday's graduation ceremony.

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North Adams' Pandemic State of Emergency Expires June 15

The city's state of emergency comes to an end next Tuesday, 459 days after it was declared at the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 13, 2020.

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Mount Greylock Grads Prepared for Ever-Changing World

In reflections both sweeping and intimate, the Mount Greylock Regional School's 2021 class speakers Saturday talked about the often frightening ways the world has changed them and how the school prepared them to change the world.

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Adams American Legion Remembers Local Veteran With Books

The American Legion Post 160 is selling two books outlining the early life and career in the military of Col. William Carl Koch Jr., an Air Force pilot and Adams native.

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Cheshire Picks Jennifer Morse of Ashfield as Town Administrator

Jennifer Morse of Ashfield has been selected as the new town administrator for Cheshire. The Board of Selectmen met Tuesday night to pick between three candidates for the position.

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Lanesborough Approves $10M Budget, Warrant Articles at Annual Meeting

About 85 residents affirmed 27 warrant articles, including an fiscal 2022 budget of $10,148,561, at a sometimes boisterous four-hour annual town meeting Tuesday night.

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Williamstown Honors WilliNet at Annual Town Meeting

If you were not able to make it to Wednesday's annual town meeting, you can always catch the replay. Of course, the same can be said for just about any municipal meeting in town thanks to WilliNet, the local community access television station dedicated to being "an avenue of free speech for the people of Williamstown to communicate, educate, and entertain."

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Lenox Valedictorian, Salutatorian for 2021 Announced

Lenox Memorial High School has announced Cooper Shepardson as the class of 2021 valedictorian and Jenna Codey as the class salutatorian.

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City of Pittsfield Street Improvement Project Schedule Update

Beginning Monday through Friday, contractors will initiate curb removal on the following streets: Hawthorne Avenue, Oxford Street, Brenton Terrace, Cadwell Road, Velma Avenue, Westview Road, Scott Drive and Buel Street.

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Mount Greylock Announces Class of 2021 Speakers

Speakers have been selected for the Mount Greylock Regional School 2021 graduation that will be held on Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m. outside the school.

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Emergency Medicine Physician Honored with BMC Patient-Centered Award

Batya Cohen, MD, a member of the BMC Emergency Department, was awarded the honor during a special ceremony in May.

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Pittsfield's COVID-19 Metrics Continue to Improve

The city remains in the green risk category for having less than four COVID-19 infections per 100,000 people and is one day away from entering the lowest risk gray category for having less than five reported cases.

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Hoosac Valley Leo Club Donates to Louison House

The Leo Club at Hoosac Valley collected donations and ran a penny drive for the Louison House.

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Dalton Approves New Solar Incentive for Low-Income Residents

The Select Board acted unanimously on a new program Colonial Power says will incentivize solar development and bring savings to around 250 local households.

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Berkshire Museum Scans Ancient Funerary Reliefs for Preservation and Education

On Tuesday and Wednesday, researchers from the Castleton (Vt.) University's Digital Archeology Project documented the museum's collection of six Palmyrene funerary reliefs with a series of 3D scans.

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MCLA-IAH Closes out Symposium and Launches Regional Campaign

Closing out the campaign in Fall 2021, The Mastheads will facilitate an INSCAPES poetry workshop with MCLA students and install their work on Mastheads-designed flags around the MCLA campus

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Pittsfield City Council Approves $179M Budget for FY22

The City Council approved both the operating and capital budget on Tuesday in a swift meeting that adjourned at 7 p.m.

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Pittsfield Councils Gives Preliminary OK to $179M Operating Budget

On the fifth and final day of preliminary budget hearings last week, the City Council passed four departmental budgets without amendments and passed a fiscal 2022 operating budget of $179,205,963, which was amended from the originally proposed $179,410,963.

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Cheshire Town Meeting to Decide Administrator Job, 2022 Budget

The annual town meeting will decide 18 articles Monday including the fiscal year 2022 budget that will decide the fate of the full-time town administrator position.

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BCC to Offer Free College Courses for High School Students

The available courses includes acting, dance, music, math, conservation and ecology, computer programming, cooking and baking, accounting, history, philosophy, and many more.

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SVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Offers Certified Hand Therapy

She is now a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission.

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Berkshire County In Mild Drought Conditions

As outlined in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan, a Level 1-Mild Drought warrants detailed monitoring of drought conditions, close coordination among state and federal agencies, and technical outreach and assistance to the affected municipalities.

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Community Recreation Association to Hold Food Drive

Donations collected during the drive will support the St. Agnes and the United Methodist Church Food Banks in Dalton and The First Congregational Church Food Bank in Hinsdale.

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Sign-up For Adams Free Library Children's Summer Reading Challenge

Sign-up for the program begins Monday, June 14. This year's theme, "Tails and Tales" celebrates animals.

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Adams Community Bank Hosts Transition to College Webinar

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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Berkshire Health Systems Offers Vaccine Clinics in Medical Arts Complex

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and is available to anyone ages 12 and older.

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Berkshire Business and Professional Women Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Berkshire Business and Professional Women (BBPW) are accepting applications for the 2021 Career Advancement Scholarship program that supports the unique needs of non-traditional women students through June 18.

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Green Team Recycle and Shred Drive

The drive will be held Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at the Cheshire Transfer station located at 191 Church St.

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BCC Professor Featured On Podcast

Meghan St. John, creator of a new podcast called Speak Little Forest, recently delved into the topic of maintaining mental health with Pam Coley McCann, a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in the Berkshires and Associate Professor of Human Services at Berkshire Community College (BCC).

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Patricia Ryan

The show will air at 12 p.m., and Ryan will share the role cardiac rehabilitation plays in the health and wellbeing of patients.

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